I'll admit to some trolling from time to time. Not always though. I may not always be politically correct, mainstream or whatever, but I am American, I am pro gun, my heart is in the right place.
I do like to push the limits, I like to make people think. I poke the bear, I will "go there". I do exaggerate the point sometimes to get a conversation going, I say what others won't, can't or don't. I'll play devils advocate too. I try to flip the coin, and I don't mind rocking the boat. I put my money where my mouth is. I have done a lot for gun rights, specifically where OC is concerned. I do these things for the benefit of all, LEO and media included, not to be a troll. I do try, for the most part, to do these things within the forum rules.
Sometimes, I sit at the keyboard and just laugh. The responses sometimes... Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
As far as personal attacks go, I seldom just attack anyone. I will, however, unless specifically requested, stand my ground. When people (not just Pat) accuse me falsely, or make a small thing like a civil infraction look like I shot the pope, I have to answer to that.
That said, most this is getting old for me as well. I have a thick skin, but some things said do hurt, not just hurt the movement. I have done a lot for gun rights, specifically where OC is concerned.